ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 22, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bittersweet, heavy rye or black barley (?) flavor imparting accompanying dryness; not very porter-like and pretty rough around the edges. Thanks argo0 via BŁck Dich!
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a smooth dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma is roasty and malty with a hint of chocolate. Taste is bitter cocoa, very smooth with a nice roastiness.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a tannish, creamy head. Chocolate and roast aromas. bitter hops. Flavors contain bitter hops with more chocolate and roast malts. Some biscuit or dough qualities as well. Slighty spicy palate and bitter roasted finish.
TheBeerGod (4907) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby brown body with a tall foamy brown head. Nose is weet with dark fruit, caramel and chocolate coming through. Taste is excellent! Sweet chocolate and caramel mixed with a nice balancing hop character. Mild roastiness and a slight bitter hint during the finish. Velvety smooth on the tongue. Great beer and a nice surprise!
argo0 (11078) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, dark red-brown body topped by small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, chocolate, caramel, some roasty, cherry, anise. Taste is medium sweet, roasty bittersweet chocolate, light cherry. Fairly creamy medium body. Nice beer.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to dberger624 for sending me another one of his local brews!
Pours a crimson body that is nearly black, but with a nice thick tan head. The aroma has notes of caramel, toffee, coco, and some much fruitiness. The flavor brings some charred chocolate maltyness. Notes of dates, plums, ripe red apples, and pumpernickel bread.. it has some detectable notes of different grains. The finish has various bitter notes of coffee and scorched chocolate malt.. the fruitiness is detectable all throughout! We have a pretty nice Porter here, folks!!
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A dark cloudy brew with a tight, creamy head. A good taste of roasted grain with slight chocolate overtones. Just enough hops to balance the malty sweetness. This oneís a keeper.
zathrus13 (1661) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown, with a small light tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, brown sugar, and maybe some dark fruit. Body is medium, lighter than I expected. Taste is roasted malt, dark fruit, and some hop bitterness. Pretty good. Would be better with more body.
aracauna (2925) - Georgia, USA - JUN 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Extremely dark reddish-brown body with a light tan head thatís light and airy. The head fades to a thinner, wetter coating. The aroma is slightly sharp, with molasses and brown sugar. Itís got the same dark sugary flavor with a mild fruitiness. Slightly chocolatey and nutty. Really interesting beer that is bigger than what I had expected from a porter.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap@city tavern served by some guy in stupid old style clothes. pretty full-bodied and dark. tasted of molasses and nettles and burnt plum. just a little dull in the finish but oh well